Korea Herald
Thursday, December 2, 2010

NASA scientists will announce that they discovered microbes in a deadly poisonous arsenic lake, according to The Sun.

NASA plans to hold a news conference in Washington early Friday morning (in Korean time) to announce an astrobiology finding.

But the British daily reported that the researchers — amazed that anything could thrive in the toxic liquid, — will unveil their dramatic conclusions.

The report said the discovery will boost hope of finding extraterrestrial life on other worlds.

“They say the microbes prove a second form of life started on Earth in environments previously thought too hostile,” the report said.

With NASA set to hold a press conference on Thursday, speculation has mounted as to whether the U.S. space agency will confirm the existence of life outside of the earth.

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